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Euphoria’s Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton Wants To Win A World Boxing Title

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Euphoria's Javon Walton wants to win a world boxing title and isn't interested in celebrity fights for money

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When it comes to his blossoming boxing career, Javon “want” Walton He is eager to prove that he is authentic.

Walton, 17, rose to fame as Ashtray in Euphoriabut he was training to be a boxer long before appearing on the HBO drama. But after his second professional fight (a majority draw against Joshua Torres In March, leaving some critics unenthusiastic about his effort, Walton is the first to admit he wasn’t at his best.

“There are a lot of things I learned from that fight,” said Walton, who spoke exclusively to We weekly As part of its partnership with Samsung, he said candidly, “That was 20 percent of what I could contend with. The performance wasn’t exactly what I wanted.”

However, with 85 amateur fights under his belt, Walton wasn’t looking to make any excuses.

“I was dealing with some injuries. I’m not here to talk about that. I’ve never talked about it before,” Walton said of the fight. “In the boxing world, I know what I’m capable of and I know what I can show everyone in the ring. I want to show people that I’m here for a reason. I’m not going to fight on this big stage just because I got here easily.”

Euphoria's Javon Walton wants to win a world boxing title and isn't interested in celebrity fights for money

Javon Walton Courtesy of Javon Walton/Instagram

He boasted: “I will continue to show the world why I am here and one day I will be able to fight for a world title.”

Walton will head to camp for his third pro fight “very soon,” where he promises “a much better version of myself than my last fight.”

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“I want everyone to be able to see that and judge it for themselves,” he continued. “If I have a bad performance, I will acknowledge it. But guess what? I won’t.”

Along the way, Walton said he’s not interested in any highly publicized matchups against famous UFC competitors or boxers of yesteryear (think Jake PaulThe next match against Mike Tyson or Paul’s fights against people like the former UFC champion Tyron Woodley) to help raise their profile.

“For me personally, that’s not very important,” he explained. “I want to fight all the fighters who have been in the game. I want every fight to be a test. That’s the only way to move towards that world title fight, fighting journeyman boxers who have amateur and professional experience.”

Walton insisted: “I want to fight high-level guys 24/7. Boxing is not a money game for me.”

Euphoria's Javon Walton wants to win a world boxing title and isn't interested in celebrity fights for money

Javon Walton (left) Courtesy of Javon Walton/Instagram

For the record, Walton has no problem with Paul and even signed with the social media star-turned-boxer’s promotional company last year.

“It’s really impressive what he’s brought to boxing in general,” Walton said of the 27-year-old Paul. “He’s been a huge help to the sport.”

As for a possible timeline for the world title, Walton said he prefers to keep things fluid, but isn’t afraid to admit he has his eyes on the prize.

“I never want to put a date on it,” he said. “When I put a date on it, I expect it to be then. Hopefully, I have 15 fights and I can fight for titles. “That’s the goal.”

To help him achieve this, Walton has partnered with Samsung and its new line of mobile products, which will be launched this week.

“Samsung has been an amazing family to be a part of,” Walton said. “I love their products. They have so many features that other phones don’t have, especially with the AI ​​technology they’ve been using. In terms of the way the phone is built, there’s really nothing like it.”

Galaxy Unpacked, a livestream from Paris, will launch the brand’s new line of products, available to watch on Samsung.com and Samsung’s YouTube channel at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 10.

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